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Last Updated: January 29, 2021
TAS Tax Tip: Key federal filing season dates and information
There are several important dates taxpayers should keep in mind for this year’s filing season:
Jan. 15: IRS Free File opens. Taxpayers can begin filing returns through Free File partners; tax returns will be transmitted to the IRS starting Feb. 12. Tax software companies also are accepting tax filings in advance.
Please note that under the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, the IRS cannot issue a refund involving EITC or ACTC before mid-February. The law provides this additional time to help the IRS stop fraudulent refunds and claims from being issued, including to identity thieves.
June 15: For taxpayers located in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana – Deadline to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. This extension to May 17 does not affect the June deadline. The June 15 deadline also applies to quarterly estimated income tax payments due on April 15. See Victims of Texas winter storms for more tax relief information.